I know I'm quiet! I'm sorry! But I'm working on my thesis. My writing energy is going there. Is the writing going well? I don't know. It never seems to come out the way I think it will, and I've been fussing over chapters one and two for several weeks now.
This morning I am going to plunge into (a new version of) chapter three.
I am technically on summer break for the MFA, with everything starting up again on Aug. 15. The timing is a little weird--the June residency marked the beginning of the second semester, but as soon it was over we immediately went on break. Still, I've been using the time pretty well, I think, working away most days on what will become my Aug. 15, Sept. 15, Oct. 15, and Nov. 15 submissions. I won't have them all in hand before Aug. 15, but I think I will have a good start.
But this thesis has a different tone than the blog, and so that approach will not work. It's intimate (it's first-person), but it is a little more removed, a little more thoughtful, a little more contemplative. I hope. Maybe not! I seem to not be an overly-contemplative person.
So few blog posts from me, but just think: In another 1.5 years you can read my thesis. I'm sure that will be worth waiting for.